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Lower Primary Class Teacher

Wellington College China
Hangzhou, China
Housing Allowance for expat contracts
Annual Home Leave Flight Allowance for self plus family for expat contracts
Start date
2 years
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Basic Qualification

Education: Bachelor’s degree and relevant teaching qualifications and certificates

Major: Primary Education

Language: English / Chinese

Working Experience

  • At least two years experience in a primary school setting, with proven pedagogy to a reflective and responsive learning environment.
  • Experience working cross-culturally is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning approaches

Preferred Aptitudes

  • A spirit of collaboration, stamina, drive, a sense of humour, a passion for children, positive nature, and a love of professional and lifelong learning from our fundamentals.
  • Embraces every aspect of childhood and have an openness and willingness to learn about pedagogical practices that may be unfamiliar.
  • Strong ability to embrace change and to work to tight timelines.
  • Strong mind-set for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations
  • Annual Home Leave Flight Allowance for self plus family for expat contracts.
  • Housing Allowance for expat contracts.



  • Year Group Lead
  • Assistant Head of Lower Primary
  • Head of Early Years and Lower Primary


Huili School Hangzhou is looking for an experienced candidate to cover the position of Lower Primary Class Teacher. We are looking for candidates who understand collaboration and the importance of meaningful relationships as a means of striving for excellence in both their own professional development and for first-class provision for all of our children. Successful candidates will have the energy, experience, and passion to help realise their own and our aspirations.

At Huili School Hangzhou our educators are recognized as role models within, between and beyond our school, building a strong sense of community, whilst being responsive to our children, families, and partners


  • Our Lower Primary Class Teacher will be contributing to the development in our school for children 6 to 8 years of age, with extensive knowledge in the appropriate subject outcomes for children within this age group. Placing the image of the child firmly at the centre, our educators have experience and confidence in educating children with individual goals, dreams, and impressions of the world around them - working successfully with their families and other experts in our community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a setting that is underpinned by an image of a strong and capable child.
  • Demonstrate an interest and ability in using the Chinese Primary-School Curriculum and the UK National Curriculum.
  • Build on the interests of children through listening and reflecting within a co teaching partnership.
  • Use the Key Learning Objectives (KLOs) in the key subjects for planning, assessment, and moderation purposes.
  • Use technology with children as a tool for learning, organising ideas and sharing with the wider community.
  • Encourage children to develop a love of learning, of exploring ideas and of discovering the world about them.
  • Use a range of assessment strategies and data to inform process and progress, which aids to planning, and reporting of student progress and to design appropriate intervention and support.
  • Use a strength-based approach in assessment and reporting to encourage the highest levels of wellbeing and involvement.
  • Document the experiences of all children by making learning visible through project documentation, reflective journals, transcribing pupil’s work, observations, and narratives.
  • Report progress and areas where the pupil needs more support in their learning at Pupil Progress meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Adhere to child-to-adult ratios throughout the day

Care and Wellbeing of children

  • Ensure each child has a sense of belonging within their classroom and learning environment.
  • Maintain the highest standards of care, child protection and safeguarding at all times by upholding the 3Ps: Protection, Provision and Participation as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


  • Understand the importance of building authentic relationships with families, knowing such understandings can lead to greater learning outcomes for children.
  • Value families as important partners in the work of the school by maintaining frequent contact and can work with them in the classroom and school.
  • Communicate with families and the wider community about the program, including presentations, workshops, through online platforms and parent meetings.


  • Plan an inspiring learning environment that fosters independence, inquiry and progression in learning.
  • Maintain respect for the learning environment and resources, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Order resources to support and extend learning in the classroom, learning spaces and community.


  • Model and promote Huili values: kindness, courage, integrity, respect and responsibility in the aim of enabling the Huili Identity: inspired, intellectual, independent, individual, inclusive
  • Commit to regularly collaborating with peers to understand and extend children’s theories, thoughts, ideas and questions.
  • Attend all team meetings and committees as necessary and take on portfolio responsibilities within the team.
  • Confident in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint) and database systems.
  • Adhere to all procedures and policies as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Wellington College China is a partner of Wellington College in England.  It has five schools and two nurseries in China, all in exciting, international cities.   Our schools provide an outstanding education for 2,150 local and international children aged between 2 and 18 years old.

Success in public examinations is important and we celebrate it. However, at Wellington College, excellent exam results and great university destinations, in the UK and worldwide, are only part of the picture. We want our pupils to be the very best people that they can be: to be kind, to have integrity in their actions, to take responsibility when necessary, to have respect for their environment, for others and themselves, and finally to show courage when needed. The Wellington values frame the way we think about what it is be a Wellingtonian, including the ways we work and what we hope to become.

Our Huili Schools combine Wellington’s holistic, British approach to educating the whole child, with the enduring strengths of the Chinese curriculum and focus on learning.  We talk about giving our pupils the best of both worlds.  Half our lessons are in English and half in Chinese.  Half our teachers are English-speakers and half are Chinese.  It is our desire to imbue every pupil with our five core values: courage, integrity, respect, kindness and responsibility. We encourage and expect our Chinese pupils to develop the Wellington identity: to be inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive.   

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Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)
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